#676: 60L Paludarium Rise

Lukas Chochola Prague, Czech Republic


This paludarium offers a great expanse of terrestrial plants showcasing a sense of age through traveling ivies and established foliage.

The hardscape appears as a wall of sorts preventing the viewer from gazing further into it disallowing any sense of depth to occur within the scape above the surface.

Once below the submerged focal point is met with pleasant illumination from the distance. Unfortunately this illumination gives light to detached Microsorum sp. leaves and Anubias sp. that do not benefit the sense of depth.

Overall while static and difficult to gather depth from this display still is successful in providing an overwhelming sense of mood from the greenery that drapes nearly every inch of it so caringly. Well-done.
— Jack McCarley
Could use better development of the water area. I don’t love the “see through” area but that is a matter of taste! IF you are going to use something that draws the eye like that it should not be rectangular nor should it be smack in the middle of the tank. I am not sure what the horizontal lines are that we can see in the open area but they are distracting too. Beautiful hardscape and development of terrestrial plants and good for you for choosing appropriate animals for a small water volume. This paludarium gives the impression of being much larger than it actually is!
— Karen Randall
The land area is well matured which is working very nicely but the water area is undeveloped and lacks depth.
— Alex Vella

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 30 × 36 cm
Title Rise
Volume 60L
Background DOOA Mat
Lighting ADA Aquasky
Filtration Eheim Professionel
Plants Selaginellas, Tectaria Hilocarpa, Ulmus Parvifolia, Drosera Adelae, Solanum sp. Ecuador, Ficus Scandens, Ficus Pumila var. Minuta, Marcgravia sp., Sphagnum moss, Utricularia Graminifolia, Fissidens sp., Riccardia Chamedryfolia, Pyrrosia sp., Microsorum Thailandicum, Bolbitis sp., Anubias Pinto, Anubias sp., Bucephalandra sp., Pogostemon Helferi, Juncus Repens, Hemiantus Callitrichoides, Elaphoglossum Peltatum, Begonia sp.,
Animals 2 Neocaridina, 3 Caridina Japonica
Materials Elderly stones, Africana soil, Jungle soil, La Plata sand

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